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Monday, June 25, 2012

Google Celebrates Gay Pride With Easter Egg

Google is celebrating Gay Pride with a charming Easter egg. A rainbow ribbon appears below the search bar when you Google Gay Pride, LGBT, gay, lesbian, NYC Gay Pride and SF Gay Pride.

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The Mountain View, Calif. based company has a history of creating whimsical Easter eggs, often hidden in its search function. You can find 10 examples of its hidden gems in the below gallery.

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Google is also known for its pro-gay rights stance. In a rare expression of political opinion, Google publicly expressed its opposition to California's Prop. 8, a constitutional amendment that took away the right of same-sex couples to marry, in a 2008 blog post written by co-founder Sergey Brin.

"While there are many objections to this proposition -- further government encroachment on personal lives, ambiguously written text -- it is the chilling and discriminatory effect of the proposition on many of our employees that brings Google to publicly oppose Proposition 8. While we respect the strongly-held beliefs that people have on both sides of this argument, we see this fundamentally as an issue of equality. We hope that California voters will vote no on Proposition 8 -- we should not eliminate anyone's fundamental rights, whatever their sexuality, to marry the person they love."

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What's your favorite Google Easter egg?

Enter "Google Gravity" in the search bar. Hit "I'm feeling lucky" (if you have Google Instant enabled, it's on the right hand side of the suggested searches). Then watch your world fall down.

Click here to view this gallery.

Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, rhythmbehavior

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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